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Rheumatological diseases

Rheumatological diseases

We have provided some useful links to reputable websites which will hopefully help you obtain information appropriate to your condition.
This group of conditions will generally be diagnosed by a Rheumatologist in a specialist clinic, therefore we are not providing a full range of information on this website.

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Inflammatory arthropathies
Ankylosing spondylitis
Giant cell/Temporal Arteritis
Fibromyalgia

This is NOT an inflammatory condition so you will not need to see a rheumatologist for advice on this condition which causes chronic widespread pain with a whole range of associated features
Critically the blood tests will be normal and there is NO diagnostic test. It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and an examination with no evidence if inflammatory arthritis but often widespread trigger points.
Links are as follows:

Arthritis Research UK
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyalgia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

NHS Choices
http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/fibromyalgia.aspx

Fibromyalgia UK
http://ukfibromyalgia.com/